The Huddle Book

Now Accepting Submissions

The Huddle Book is a print literary journal and empowerment tool celebrating all variations of humanity. We publish fiction, creative nonfiction, articles, poetry, drama, art, and Huddle bits that are not common to the conventional literary journal (i.e. meditation, notions, potions, wellness recipes, magic spells, . . . We acquire first rights for publication, and, upon publication, rights revert to the author.

We seek writers living anywhere, published and unpublished, who share their truths in their own words and convince us as we read that we’ve found something special--something that no one else could have written.

We're excited about exploring a wide variety of voices and perspectives in terms of gender identity, race, ethnicity, class, age, ability, nationality, regionality, sexuality, and educational background. 

 

Our vibe is high quality, soul-sparking, consciousness-elevating, meaningful, multi-genre power-packed story-telling. Your publishing history and education accomplishments are not a prerequisite for consideration. 

IMPORTANT NOTE

We collect a $3 submission fee per submission. While you may submit to multiple categories, your work must be submitted separately. For example, if you submit Fiction, Poetry and Visual art, you are making three separate submissions, and your total submission fee is $9.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Literary submissions and Huddle Bits must appear in Times/Times New Roman font style, 12-point font size, and double-spaced.

  • Pages must be numbered with with 1-inch margins.

  • All submissions must include a title.

  • All work for every category must be original, unsolicited, previously unpublished (social media posts are considered published). 

  • Excerpts from book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction and dramas are welcome as long as they can stand alone, and have a clear beginning, middle and end.

  •  Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us promptly via email (thehuddlebook@gmail.com) if your work is accepted elsewhere.

LITERARY ART SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We consider non-conventional and conventional styles by emerging and seasoned writers, and are committed to discovering quality work that makes us feel, think, wonder, marvel, . . . 

Fiction

Prose submissions may include up to 15 double-spaced pages of a single work of fiction--short stories, novel excerpts, flash, micro . . .

Creative Nonfiction 

Prose submissions may include up to 15 double-spaced pages of a single work of creative nonfiction--personal narratives, memoir, lyric essays, excerpts, and other creative forms of expressing true stories.

 

Poetry

Poetry submissions may include up to 3 poems and may not exceed 10 pages. 

Drama

Drama should appear in standard format and may include up to 15 double-spaced pages of a single work--stage play, screenplay, excerpts.

HUDDLE BITS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Huddle Bits are inspirational, educational, potentially quirky and fun, life-elevating tools that celebrate our oneness and contribute to our individual and collective empowerment. You do not have to consider yourself a writer to contribute to this category; however, your submission must still adhere to the specifications listed above. Here are some ideas, but you're welcome to surprise us: 

 

meditations, recipes, health, wellness, relationship and/or parenting tips that have worked for you, notions, potions . . . thought-provoking questions, wisdom/sayings/advice, guilty pleasures. . . the biggest surprise of your life . . .

VISUAL ART SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We consider artwork for the book cover and for inclusion in the electronic manifestation of The Huddle Book. 

Visual Art

Art submissions may include up to 3 high-resolution digital images, which should be submitted in jpeg or png format.

WITHDRAWALS

Individual and entire submissions can be withdrawn by emailing thehuddlebook@gmail.com. The subject line must read "Withdraw," and the body of the email must clearly indicate the title(s) of the items you would like to withdraw.